The Philippines’ gaming industry has faced waves of pressure including the threat of higher taxes and lawmakers’ calls for an outright gaming ban. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Why Philippines’ online gaming industry may not survive coronavirus

  • Online casinos were forced to close during coronavirus lockdown, as they were deemed non-essential, and the industry has not fully reopened
  • The industry employs thousands of foreign workers, including many Chinese, and also relies heavily on demand from Chinese gamblers
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Philippines’ gaming industry has faced waves of pressure including the threat of higher taxes and lawmakers’ calls for an outright gaming ban. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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